Toshiba Launches Multi-function ARM® Cortex®-M0-core-based Microcontroller with Low Pin Count

  Toshiba Launches Multi-function ARM® Cortex®-M0-core-based Microcontroller
  with Low Pin Count

Business Wire

TOKYO -- August 26, 2014

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of a new
microcontroller, “TMPM037FWUG”, as the latest addition to its ARM^®
Cortex^®-M0-core-based TX00 series. The microcontroller is designed for motor
control applications in equipment such as MFPs (multifunction printers) and
printers. Sample shipments start today.

Toshiba: Multi-function ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0-core-based microcontroller
"TMPM037FWUG" with low pin co ...

Toshiba: Multi-function ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0-core-based microcontroller
"TMPM037FWUG" with low pin count (Photo: Business Wire)

The development of highly sophisticated motor control applications in
equipment such as MFPs and printers requires various functions, including
multiple communication channels that can communicate with the main control
device and peripheral devices, interfaces for reading numerical values from
sensors, and a timer function that can output pulses to control a motor, such
as a stepping motor or DC motor.

While having a lower pin count, the new microcontroller integrates a 6-channel
serial interface, an 8-channel 10-bit A/D converter and a 10-channel timer
with a Programmable Pulse Generator (PPG). This eliminates the need for parts
such as interface extension ICs and also contributes to lower manufacturing
cost. The microcontroller also has a bit-band processing function that
supports access and control of specific bits. This increases bit manipulation
efficiency and allows optimization of the product’s small-capacity flash
memory.

Using the same ARM^® Cortex^®-M-core as the TX03 and the TX04 series,
TMPM037FWUG can improve efficiency and reduce the cost by sharing the
development tools for the main control device of medium to large systems.

Applications

  *MFPs and Printers
  *Consumer electronics
  *Digital equipment
  *Factory automation equipment

Key Features of the New Product

  *CPU:ARM^® Cortex^®-M0 ; Maximum operating frequency is 20 MHz
  *Low pin count: 64 pins
  *8-channel 10-bit AD converter, which can convert signals from various
    sensors.
  *5-channel SIO/UART, which can communicate with the main control device and
    the peripheral devices.
  *10-channel 16-bit timer, which can be used for controlling motors such as
    stepping motors and DC motors.


Main Specifications
Part number                           TMPM037FWUG
Sample price (Tax included)            300 yen
                CPU                   ARM^® Cortex^®-M0
                 Maximum               20MHz
                 operating frequency
                 Internal              Flash 128 Kbytes
                                       SRAM 16 Kbytes
                 memory
                 Operating             2.3V to 3.6V
Main             voltage
specifications   10-bit ADC            8 ch
                 DMA                   1 unit
                 16-bit timer          10 ch
                 SIO/UART              5 ch
                 I^2C                  1 ch
                          Type(size)   LQFP64 (10mm x 10mm)
                 Package  Pins         64
                          Pin pitch    0.5mm
                                       DMA: Direct Memory Access
Note                                 
                                       Calculated based on a formula of 1KB
                                       equals 1,024 bytes.


For more information about the new product, please visit:
http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/info/lookup.jsp?pid=TMPM037FWUG&lang=en

For Toshiba's ARM Core-based Microcontrollers, please visit:
http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/product/micro/lineup/1273886_39415.html

*ARM and Cortex are registered trademarks of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries)
in the EU and/or elsewhere.

Customer Inquiries:
Mixed Signal IC Sales and Marketing Department
Tel: +81-44-548-2821

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications,
content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the
announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into
five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions,
Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles
Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the
Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba
promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and
Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people
everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network
of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide,
with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

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Media Inquiries:
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Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Chiaki Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963
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